Jack Russell Terrier
Picture of Rufus, a male Jack Russell Terrier

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Home:Elmhurst, IL  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male

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Rufie, Peanut, Trouble

Quick Bio:

Rufus likes to defend the yard from evil squirrels and the occasional evil cat. He also likes paper products of any kind, including, but not limited to, Kleenex, napkins, paper towels, and scraps of paper with important information written on them.

Evil squirrels who mock him through windows, evil cats who threaten his very existence, and large machines of any kind (e.g. vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, snow blowers)

Favorite Toy:
Human hands.

Favorite Food:
The real question here is what isn't his favorite food. Fine, peanut butter.

Favorite Walk:
Any and all.

Arrival Story:
Rufus joined our family one chilly September night about year and a half ago. My wife and I had just bought our first home and we felt domestically obligated to get a dog. I got home from work that day and told my wife to get in the car; we were going for a ride. Three hours later, after getting lost and having to call for directions twice, we arrived at a lonely farm house about 20 minutes outside of Rockford, Illinois where they were selling 10 week old Jack Russell Terriers. My wife, to her credit, never asked me what the hell I was doing or why we had just driven three hours on a Monday night. She was getting a little antsy and, to tell you the truth, I think the rickety old farm house scared her a bit. When she saw the litter of puppies scampering around the kitchen floor, however, all was revealed. She chose Rufus (although at the time he was lovingly nicknamed "Tubby" by the breeder's kids) because he simply fell down upon her feet, rolled over, and demanded to be rubbed upon the tummy. That was it; her decision had been made for her. The romance didn't lost long, however. Not five minutes in the car and Tubby, er, Rufus, urinated all over my wife's lap and car seat. A quick stop at a McDonalds for a handful of napkins and the rest is history.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 24th 2004 More than 13 years!

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